President Infinity next release v. 3.1.1i

President Infinity v. 3.1.1i for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update continues to update 2020, including adding latest polling (Democratic primaries, New Mexico general election), turns Castro -> ‘off’, adds scripted events to Jan. 3rd, 2020, modifies the Jan. 1st, 2020 start date -> Jan. 3rd, 2020 (note that Dec. 3rd is still the default start date), and more.

Note: it will say 3.1.1 as the version once installed.

Note: this version changes spacebarring to close various screens to ‘n’.

More info here.

macOS Catalina compatibility info here.

If you are a President Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased President Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade (if not, you can add a subscription here).

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below. From the e-mail, click the link to the web page.

To update:

Version information:

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous release (v. 3.1.1h).

  • Polls > General election > New Mexico > 58D-42R -> 55D-45R
  • added scripted events to Jan. 3rd
  • Nikki Haley > 5% bonus Tennessee -> South Carolina
  • Jan. 1st -> Jan. 3rd start date
  • Polls > Primaries > Democratic party > US, IA, NH, SC, NV, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, ME, MA, MI, NC, OH, TX, VA, WI
  • Bloomberg removed from NV primary
  • Surrogates > Gabbard > added Fmr. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Bloomberg > added Fmr. Mayor Michael Nutter
  • Castro -> ‘off’ for Jan. 2nd, 2020

10 thoughts on “President Infinity next release v. 3.1.1i”

  1. Just wanted to know if you were planning anymore major feature updates this year or if it’s going to be mostly just keeping up with everything going on? I know just keeping up with everything is gunna be a lot of work this year.

  2. By no means a Yang supporter, but I gotta say that I think his issue familiarity rating — 5 — is too low. Yang always has an articulate, thoughtful answer to questions in the TV debates. He seems to have about as solid a grasp on the issues as any of the candidates.

  3. Hi Anthony –

    Hope your holidays went well. Had a chance to play a few games recently.

    (1) I’m not sure if this is a problem per se, but when playing as Yang, what’s the best way to prioritize UBI? I figured it was some combination of taxes and minimum wage (and you have him far-left on both). The issue is, using both takes up both slots on theme. I don’t think it’s worth adding another issue however (unless he somehow makes it to Super Tuesday), since UBI isn’t mainstream yet. Maybe changing the language for minimum wage, and making UBI the far left position (right now it’s $20/hr)?

    (2) When simulating on a Mac, I get a screen that doesn’t display the individual results (it displays the totals/averages on the top still). I can click on individual simulations, but the box is blank.

    (3) Some of this is probably early polling, but in simulations, Biden seems to consistently win by 9-10 points across an average of 10 or even 100 runs. I don’t think even the most generous of national polling is showing that. However I guess if he is the nominee and things tighten it will be reflected in polling (most campaigns play better after the fact IMO).

    (4) One more issue with simulations. Green party and Libertarians are still too strong. Averaging ~12% combined when I have them on. Issues 3 and 4 might be fixed when we move to voting blocs I guess.

    (5) Not really a criticism, but for the most part primaries play very well now. I remember there were issues of too many undecideds and a pile-on effect on the frontrunner but both of those are now gone. My one qualm might be that second-tier candidates seem to collapse (I played 5 games, and in all three, Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg did not come in the top 2 in a single state, but people like Bloomberg, Klobuchar would leapfrog; might be a quirk or a small sample thing? Not sure if you’ve observed this).

    That’s all – take care

  4. @Thr33,

    1. Yes, UBI should be included in ‘Minimum Wage’. Noted.

    2. Should be fixed with the port.

    3. I’ll take a look at it. Democrats are probably a bit too strong in poll data, and we’ll be updating that.

    4. Thanks – noted.

    5. Thanks for this! It’s a bit tricky. These sorts of game dynamics will be looked at once the port is completed.

  5. Thanks for the response Anthony –

    The only thing I can think of for Greens/Libertarians/other third parties (when played as AI), would it be possible to have the computer play at a lower difficulty level/sophistication? Some of it is resources, but those campaigns have a tendency to make poor decisions in part because of worse staffing/infrastructure.

  6. @Frank, we’ll see – I’ll be focusing on the Libertarians and Greens as we get closer to the general election.

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